About me 

Welcome!

I am an artist with a multi-media practice. I have worked in the music industry, collaborating with musicians writing and performing my own material in the UK and New York.  In America I developed a style of narrative painting on wood inspired by primitive art and in Britain my painting evolved through an interest in place, internal landscape, memory, imagination, mood and intuition and I began exhibiting. This work led to an enthusiasm for photography, particularly of the natural world. My photographs are best known from the Guardian’s Country Diary web page and my pen and ink line drawings illustrating Field Notes from the Edge by Paul Evans are published by Rider Books (June 2015). As an artist concerned with Nature, social and environmental justice, I have embraced social media, curating on line magazines and promoting other writers and artists.

My photographs for the Guardian’s online Country Diary accompany the writing of Paul Evans and are often images of the subject of that writing. We share an experience and express them in different media – he through prose and me through photography. This is also the case for my illustrations of Paul Evans’ book Field Notes from the Edge. The line drawings come from images of the actual places and wildlife mentioned in the chapters to become visual interpretations worked into a kind of iconography.

My images of Nature both celebrate the natural world and also bear witness to changes affecting it. Anxieties about climate change, the loss of wildlife and destruction of wild places makes it increasingly important for me to use my photography as advocacy for Nature.

My Place and travel photographs explore place through its spirit and moods as well as its physical details. I want the lens to look at the relationships between things and to be a participant in a community of place rather than as a detached observer.

I work closely with Paul Evans and travel for us is a venture into journeys of creative foraging. Sometimes these travels are commissioned - please let us know if you're interested in commissioning work - sometimes they're the result of serendipity. We experience journey and place in different ways - I through the lens and Paul through a pencil - and make collaborative works inspired by the Nature, landscapes, architecture and people of the places we find ourselves in. 

What's New
Travel
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Nature
Birds

Birds

Butterflies

Butterflies

Insects

Insects

Mammals

Mammals

Reptiles & Amphibians

Reptiles & Amphibians

Trees

Trees

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Welcome!

 I am an artist with a multi-media practice. I have worked in the music industry, collaborating with musicians writing and performing my own material in the UK and New York.   

In America, I developed a style of narrative painting on wood inspired by primitive art and in Britain my painting evolved through an interest in place, internal landscape, memory, imagination, mood and intuition and I began exhibiting. 

This work led to an enthusiasm for photography, particularly of the natural world. My photographs are best known for the Guardian’s Country Diary web page and my pen and ink line drawings illustrating Field Notes from the Edge by Paul Evans are published by Rider Books (June 2015). As an artist concerned with Nature, social and environmental justice, I have embraced social media, curating online magazines and promoting other writers and artists.

My photographs for the Guardian’s online Country Diary accompany the writing of Paul Evans and are often images of the subject of that writing. We share an experience and express them in different media – he through prose and me through photography. This is also the case for my illustrations of Paul Evans’ book Field Notes from the Edge. The line drawings come from images of the actual places and wildlife mentioned in the chapters to become visual interpretations worked into a kind of iconography.

My images of Nature both celebrate the natural world and also bear witness to changes affecting it. Anxieties about climate change, the loss of wildlife and destruction of wild places make it increasingly important for me to use my photography as advocacy for Nature.

 

 

My photographs explore place through its spirit and moods as well as its physical details. I want the lens to look at the relationships between things and to be a participant in a community of place rather than as a detached observer.

 

 

I work closely with Paul Evans and travel for us is a venture into journeys of creative foraging. Sometimes these travels are commissioned - please let us know if you're interested in commissioning work - sometimes they're the result of serendipity. We experience journey and place in different ways - I through the lens and Paul through a pencil - and make collaborative works inspired by Nature, landscapes, architecture and people of the places we find ourselves in. 

Dio sa quello che va dipingere domani

Nightingale

The Bouquet

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